What does CABE offer?
We can express the CABE offering in many ways; this attempts to look at it from the point of view of a potential member, wherever they are in their business or Christian journey.
CABE provides insight through its papers and articles that challenge us with a firm Christian perspective. The CABE Principles are a moral compass in the economy, helping leaders to instil appropriate values in individuals and teams. We pray that this, together with mentoring and networks, will enable Christian leaders to be confident and effective, demonstrating integrity in action.
CABE provides inspiration through events and networking opportunities where Christian leaders share their journey and experiences openly and realistically. CABE aims to offer focussed support to encourage Christians leading at all levels and across all sectors of the economy including a limited mentoring programme that can link experienced leaders with those making their way.
CABE provides influence as we bring a Christian voice to the main issues of the economy. We stand alongside Christians in leadership as they build a platform as well as providing material/stimulus to established leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Whom does CABE serve?
CABE is distinctive in its support from very senior business leaders and academics; with a membership and network. We aim to organise:
- Opportunities for senior leaders to share their experiences, build friendship and support / reference for each other;
- Events in which thought leaders from church and business can convey their insights and experiences to those following them;
- Papers and talks which can provide reference points and inspire;
- Partnership with Christian groups who have aligned missions.
Why Would I Join CABE?
- Because I need a foundation in the application of my faith; CABE provides and signposts a way to find this;
- Because I am willing to share with the next generation my experiences and what became a firm foundation for me;
- Because being a Christian in a leading management position can be lonely and challenging;
- I need to know that others share the walk and to complement what I get from church;
- Because I am willing to pool an investment in making a directed Christian stand with likeminded people.
An analogy – a “Professional Body”
We can see some parallels that CABE can act as the “professional body” for Christians in business and the economy, whilst being realistic about the scale at which we can operate:
- Commitment to defining and raising standards for the “profession” (promoting CABE, participating – events, initiatives…)
- Code of conduct, ethics standards (Statement of Faith; CABE Principles);
- Continuous professional development (through attendance at events, mentoring, training?);
- Demonstrated experience/ Type of role (leader/aspiring leader in the economy?);
- Development of resources and leadership;
- Network to provide mutual support;
- Entry requirements; open only to those who continue to meet them (membership contribution, code of conduct etc. as above)
We hope that CABE can provide some of this for many Christians in business and the wider economy and some will contribute time, talent, energy and finance in developing it. We may have to fine-tune this idea, whilst being welcoming and increasing our membership.
CABE’s Development Initiatives
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- Development of Events – in London and regionally with collaboration partners
- Christian Business Mentoring
- Marketing to increase awareness and influence of CABE
- CABE’s Purpose and Membership
We will deliver these through the active participation and prayer support of CABE members, trustees, advisory council members and patrons attending events, developing resources and helping to increase public recognition and influence.
CABE – new company [Download not found] (incorporated 5/7/2010)
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CABE. Company reg. no. 7304790; Charity registered in England and Wales no. 1137259
Some of CABE’s Milestones
- CABE celebrated its [Download not found] with a [Download not found] in September 2008.
- CABE and [Download not found] launch a new partnership from 1 October 2007. [Download not found].
- Launch in 2006 of the ‘Principles for Those in Business’and related initiatives.
- Launch of the CABE Paper series in 2002, which complements the Hugh Kay Lectures and are now held annually
- The institution of an ongoing quarterly fellowship discussion over a supper (1997) which has now evolved into the CABE Network (2007)
- The establishment of the Hugh Kay Memorial Lectures in 1989, which continue to attract eminent speakers from different walks of life
- Creation of ‘The Institute of Business Ethics’ in 1986, which became an independent charity in 2000
- Publication of ‘The Creation of Wealth’ by Brian Griffiths in 1984 (now Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach)